My Local Ghost Stories

'Ghosts of Allendale' Is Here!

Ghosts Covers_Final-2 My new book, "Ghosts of Allendale" has arrived, and we have several exciting book-related events coming up.

A special advance sale begins tonight (Nov. 11) in the lobby of Northern Highlands from 6:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. The books will also be on sale Friday and Saturday night at the high school (same times). I will be on hand to sell and sign copies of the book.

The full-color book, illustrated by 14 artists from Northern Highlands Regional High School, centers on a new Revolutionary War-era ghost story set in Allendale.

The tale features Founding Father John Fell and a frightening night in Wolf Swamp, which is now the 107-acre Celery Farm Natural Area.

“Ghosts” officially on sale on Monday, Nov. 22, at the Lee Memorial Library and Rohsler’s Nursery in Allendale, as well as Wild Birds Unlimited in Paramus. Lee Memorial Library will host a talk and signing on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Rohsler’s will host a signing on Dec. 5 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Other events are in the works.

All Profits from the limited edition, which sells for $19.95, will benefit the Fell House and the Lillian and Stiles Thomas Scholarship Fund at Northern Highlands. The Fell House is located at 475 Franklin Turnpike.

I have a new website devoted to "Ghosts" and related news and events. I will post only short 'Ghosts of Allendale' items here, with links to the site.

The website is here.


'Ghosts of Allendale' Is at the Printer

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I am happy to announce that all the pre-production work on my new book "Ghosts of Allendale" is done, and it's almost ready to go to the printer.

The book, illustrated by 14 talented artists from Northern Highlands Regional High School, but it will be hard cover, 40 pages. It will feature not only the Revolutionary ghost tale that I cooked up and those nifty illustrations, but also brief sections on Allendale Founding Father John Fell, the Fell House, the Celery Farm Natural Area.

I am publishing the book through my litte publishing company, In the Presence of Nature Books. I plan to have the book available for the holiday gift-giving season.

The book, printed in full color, will sell for $21.95.

Profits from the book will benefit the Fell House and the Lillian and Stiles Thomas Scholarship Fund at Northern Highlands. Reserve a copy by e-mailing me here.